20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019 | Black Hills Travel Blog

20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019

  • 20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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The Black Hills and Badlands come to life in the summer season. With wildflowers in bloom and our favorite trails open for hiking and biking, those seeking adventures will find endless opportunities in our neck of the woods.

The longer days and warmer weather welcome outdoor concerts, lively street festivals and Wild West rodeo action throughout the region. Read on for a taste of the many events that make the Black Hills and Badlands a go-to destination all summer long.

June Events

Wild Bill Days
Friday, June 18, 2021 to Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ronnie Milsap and Jo Dee Messina have confirmed for 2021 Wild Bill Days!
June 18 & 19, 2021

Wild Bill Days – Deadwood, South Dakota

Sculpture in the Hills
Saturday, June 19, 2021 to Sunday, June 20, 2021

Located between two of the world’s largest and most famous sculptures, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, Hill City is the logical spot for the Sculpture in the Hills Art Show & Sale. The show is juried, which means that quality for buyers is guaranteed.

July Events

Gold Discovery Days
Friday, July 16, 2021 to Sunday, July 18, 2021

1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present day Custer. Colonel Custer and his men found wealth beyond gold in the beauty of the Black Hills.

Deadwood's 99th Annual Days of '76
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021

Days of 76 Event Complex, Deadwood, SD

August Events

81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Friday, August 6, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, August 15, 2021 (All day)

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, SD, usually during the first full week of August.

Central State's Fair & Rodeo
Friday, August 20, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, August 29, 2021 (All day)

The 76th annual Central States Fair IS ON! 20-29 Aug. 2021

Visit centralstatesfair.com and follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information.

Hugh Glass Rendezvous Lemmon, SD
Thursday, August 26, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

Join us for the 7th Annual Hugh Glass Rendezvous on August 26-29, 2021 in Lemmon, SD as we remember the amazing story of Hugh Glass and his trek back to civilization.

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
Saturday, August 28, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

Please make sure to follow Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival on Facebook for the latest updates on the weekend of the event.

Saturday, August 28, 2021


For a full line up of festival and events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Events Calendar.

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